Montgomery, Ala. – National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. The Alabama Department of Mental Health, Office of Prevention supports the mission of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week and related community prevention efforts.
“The Alabama Department of Mental Health, Office of Prevention, is excited to promote and participate in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. The annual health observance week connects teens with resources about drugs and alcohol. Multiple virtual activities will be available during this time for students, parents, caregivers and teachers,” said Beverly Johnson, Director of the Office of Prevention.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an opportunity for teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use. Teens, scientists and other experts come together to discuss how drugs affect the brain, body, and behaviors, in community and school events all over America.
Johnson continued, “We want to utilize this opportunity to actively engage our youth and provide the necessary education and awareness about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Join the Alabama Department of Mental Health by learning more through resources, created to educate and engage teenagers and their families. Visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/public-education-projects/national-drug-alcohol-facts-weekr for videos, lesson plans and more.